A Saloon Duel egy közepesen összetett társasjáték, 2 - 4 játékos részére, az átlagos játékidő rövid, csak 15 - 30 perc. A társast, a bonyolultsága miatt, csak 10 éves kortól ajánljuk kipróbálni. A játékmenet erősen épít az ütés-váltós, a pakli tervezés és a hidden victory points mechanizmusokra.
Saloon Duel is an unconventional trick taking game for 2 to 4 players.
Like standard trick-taking games, a player leads by playing one card. All other players take turns playing one card. Each player may follow the suit of the leading card or play any blue card unless you have trump. If you have a trump card in your hand you must play it. A trick is defined as the single cards that each person plays for the current turn. A trick is captured by the person who played the highest card of trump, unless a trump is not played, then the highest card of the suit that was lead wins. When you win a trick you may keep a single card with a 1 value in your score pile, if there was one played.
A poker chip on a card at the saloon determine trump and ending points. The cards in the saloon may be moved by players in some circumstances. Suits in this game are the Outlaw, Gambler, Kid, Cowboy or Deputy.
—description from the designer